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Strike and protests in Turkish-held north after price hikes

April 10, 2019 at 2:27pm
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Three trade unions will strike in the Turkish-occupied north on Friday in protest at rising prices, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Wednesday.

It said that KTAMS, Kamu Is and Kamu Sen are calling on the public to join the protest.

A packet of cigarettes is 2 Turkish Lira (33 cent of a euro) more expensive in the Turkish-held north as from today, matching an increase implemented in Turkey on April 6.

At the same time five municipalities have announced a hike in the price of water supplied to households from wells. That increase is up to 3 Turkish Lira (50 cent of a euro)per ton.

The latest increases come on the back of costlier electricity and fuel.

Meanwhile, bus drivers staged a protest in Turkish-held Famagusta on Wednesday, tying up their buses with rope in protest at not having received an increase in subsidies to transport pupils and students.